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Health & Fitness Eating disorders: Woman with bulimia, 26, was ‘lost in the system’ waiting a year for treatment

12:25  28 november  2020
12:25  28 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a young boy wearing a blue shirt: Lydia Osborne was left 13 months waiting for NHS treatment for her eating disorder (Photo: Lydia Osborne) © Provided by The i Lydia Osborne was left 13 months waiting for NHS treatment for her eating disorder (Photo: Lydia Osborne)

Lockdown has been tough for Lydia Osborne who has a long-standing eating disorder.

Years of binging and purging, along with an addiction to diet pills and laxatives, had taken a toll on her body, leaving her too weak to walk.

The 26-year-old was hospitalised last year for an overdose of speed, triggered by her urges to lose weight and she was referred for NHS help in September 2019. Then, like many people with eating disorders, the increased anxiety during the pandemic exacerbated her struggles but she only got help this October – after a 13 month wait.

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“Throughout lockdown, and I was severely unwell,” said Lydia. “I couldn’t walk, I felt so weak and I felt like I’d damaged my throat. And I was really malnourished and just not coping very well. And I didn’t have anyone to contact, apart from Samaritans.”

a young boy sitting on a bed posing for the camera: The 26-year-old says her eating disorder has impacted her health, jobs and relationships (Photo: Lydia Osborne) © Provided by The i The 26-year-old says her eating disorder has impacted her health, jobs and relationships (Photo: Lydia Osborne)

Plans to tackle ‘postcode lottery’ of care

About 1.25 million people in the UK are believed to have an eating disorder, according to the charity Beat. Around three quarters are female.

A survey published this September revealed that almost nine in ten sufferers said their symptoms had worsened during lockdown, with three describing them as much worse.

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Targets state that 95 per cent of children with routine eating disorder cases should begin treatment within four weeks of referral, and the figure in England currently stands at 85 per cent. For urgent cases, 98 per cent should be seen within one week but NHS trusts nationally on average are hitting only nearly 90 per cent.

With waiting times in some places are dangerously long, campaigners have called for an end the “postcode lottery” for treatment. Data published this month showed Brighton and Hove CCG dealt with 14 per cent of urgent cases within a month and 37 per cent of the rest within four weeks between October 2019 to September 2020. East Sussex CCG met 33 per cent of urgent cases in time and 42 per cent of routine referrals.

This is a progressive illness, meaning it gets worse with time, and they do not have the time to wait

Dimitra Theofili, UKAT eating disorder practitioner

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Dimitra Theofili, eating disorder practitioner at one of private rehab provider UKAT’s centres, said: “Children requiring urgent treatment are being let down. We appreciate that this has been a difficult year for the NHS, but we do think that if the Government had provided more transparent guidance as to what health services could still be accessed during the Coronavirus crisis, we might not see so many children with potentially life-threatening eating disorder conditions. This is a progressive illness, meaning it gets worse with time, and they do not have the time to wait.”

Earlier this month activists and MPs wrote to the Government urging action after the inquests of five women with anorexia highlighted issues. The gap in care “gives rise to risk of future deaths”, it was said.

In response, it has been announced that intervention services will be expanded across England, to help young people gain access to rapid specialist treatment. There will be a roll out to 18 sites, building on a successful trial model at King’s College London, where one patient described the treatment as the “gold standard” of care.

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Eating, drink and drug problems spirraled

Lydia, from Yorkshire, has suffered with disordered eating since she was 15, and became bulimic and anorexic aged 20. As a size 18 when she was a teenager, she struggled with feeling in control around food, and dropped to a size 6. At her worst, she was taking 120 laxatives a day.

“When I was younger, I kept it hidden from people,” she said. “When I went to the doctor at 20 I was just put on anti-depressants and wasn’t offered any kind of counselling or support like that.”

Lydia says her illness has impacted her relationships and career, having lost a number of jobs because she was in pain or too ill.

Lydia said she drank to fill a void and would vomit to control the extra calorie intake (Photo: Lydia Osborne) © Provided by The i Lydia said she drank to fill a void and would vomit to control the extra calorie intake (Photo: Lydia Osborne)

Then last year her eating problems spiralled and she developed cross addictions. “Moderation is not a word in my dictionary, I struggle to limit my food and that spilled into other substances.

“I was addicted to alcohol, painkillers, sleeping pills and diet tablets. I was vomiting so I could drink alcohol. That would temporarily ease the guilt and I’d do it to fill some sort of void. I have body dysmorphia as well.”

Last August, she spent two months at a UKAT centre, paid for by her grandmother. “Rehab was absolutely brilliant and sorted out my alcohol and drug addictions, which is what I went in for. Although I had a relapse with speed just two days after leaving and was hospitalised. But what I learnt in rehab then did kick in.”

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Got ‘lost in the system’ during lockdown

Being left with no help during the Covid crisis made me feel hopeless

But then when lockdown further escalated her bulimia, Lydia “got lost in the system” under NHS care.

“I was in a vicious cycle of starving myself, binge eating and purging and I was vomiting three to four times a day. I was just lost. The skin on my face was splitting, my muscles felt so weak and I was exhausted.

“It took 13 months for me to start treatment. I discovered my referral was missing, I’d got lost in the system. Being left with no help during the Covid crisis made me feel hopeless.

“I did start to improve in the last few months because of my own efforts, applying what I had learnt in rehab for alcohol to my eating disorder. I’ve now started cognitive behavioural therapy with the NHS but it does kind of feel too little too late.”

Beat has helplines open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays. The general line is 0808 801 0677, the youth line is 0808 801 0711 and the student line is 0808 801 0811. There is also a one-to-one web chat service.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger and its outside of helpline opening hours, contact 999 or the Samaritans on 116 123.

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